It isn't just Manchester City's dithering over Arsenal striker Robin van Persie's transfer which is frustrating Roberto Mancini. The Daily Star says City have also yet to buy a central defender as cover for Vincent Kompany and Joleon Lescott, with Liverpool's Martin Skrtel a target.
Only last month chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak warned City will not be ripped off in the transfer market.
So they will not match Arsenal's £30m valuation for a 29-year-old injury-prone player with only a year left on his deal. They are willing to pay only £15m.